Food & beverages

The food and beverage industry in Western Australia services a number of high-value niche markets. As a result of stringent safety and quality systems these industries provide premium quality food and beverage products to customers throughout the world.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia supports industry through collaboration with other state and national agencies, universities and private sector businesses. Through these networks we help drive increased opportunities through product innovation, investment attraction, development of value-added foods and meeting consumer demand. 

Using a supply chain approach, we help businesses to capitalise on opportunities by understanding relationships and constraints within their industries.

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  • The Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC, Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; Small Business opened Round 4 of the Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program on 3 February 2023.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Agribusiness, Food, Trade and Investment team offers a number of funding initiatives to support Western Australian agribusinesses.

  • The Food Industry Innovation Project (funded by Royalties for Regions) is supporting the growth of premium and value-added food and beverage businesses by providing a professional service directory

  • Western Australian food and beverage manufacturers are now featured in a series of interactive, online Food and Beverage Capability Guides.

  • The production and sale of food in Western Australia is governed by the Food Act 2008, Food Regulations 2009 and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

  • Western Australia has an enviable food safety record underpinned by widespread uptake of food safety programs.

  • Fresh food businesses are faced with the challenge of creating a food safety culture, maintaining best practice and retaining customer confidence, while effectively managing overall costs.

  • Private and public food laboratories conduct food testing. This page lists the laboratories known to us, and likely to be able to assist you when required.

  • The Agrifood and Beverage Voucher program assists Western Australian agrifood and beverage businesses to engage consultants or technical experts to help grow and improve sustainability outcomes for

  • The Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Food Industry Innovation program, has signed a four-year agreement to bring a world-first

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